Annual ‘Dine Out’ to aid area students


Amy Williams picks up an order to bring to customers during 'Dine Out for Communities in Schools' ion March 9, 2011, at Brian's Old Fashioned Hamburgers.


From Staff Reports

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Local residents will have the opportunity to benefit Communities In Schools by eating out on Thursday.

About 60 local restaurants in the Bailey, Nashville and Rocky Mount areas are participating in the annual Dine Out for Communities In Schools, donating 10 percent of Thursday’s receipts to help the organization that works to prevent students from dropping out of school and help them succeed academically.

“We are excited to have all of the participating restaurants commit to support CIS,” said Dorothy Hinton, executive director of Communities In Schools of the Rocky Mount Region. “This community has supported CIS for 30 years.”

For 22 years, CIS has collaborated with area restaurants to garner support for programs to support students in schools in the twin counties. Dine Out is an opportunity for participating restaurants to give back to the community by donating 10 percent of sales on a specific date each year.

“Dine Out for CIS is just one of the many ways the community rallies around our mission to help students,” Hinton said.

Communities In Schools has been active in Rocky Mount for 29 years and is one of the oldest CIS organizations in the state. The organization serves nearly 1,000 high-risk students in Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools and is active in 18 schools in the district.

Hinton said the organization is making great gains in the area.

In the 2015-16 school year, 100 percent of CIS students supported locally were promoted to the next grade level, while that percentage was 93 percent at the national level. During the same time period,100 percent of all eligible seniors in the local area graduated with a high school diploma, while 91 percent of eligible seniors served by CIS nationally graduated or received a GED. In addition, 96 percent of locally case-managed CIS students met their academic goals, compared to 88 percent of K-11 nationally.

“A part of the CIS mission is to help students achieve in life,” she said. “With the integrated supports that CIS provides, students become strong, productive citizens.”


Rocky Mount

Benvenue Grill

Bojangles — Wesleyan Boulevard

Bojangles — East Raleigh Boulevard

Bojangles — English Road

Brian's Cheesesteaks

Chew 'n Chat Café and Catering


Chico's Mexican Restaurant

Chili's Bar and Grill

Dunkin' Donuts — Stone Rose Drive

Dunkin' Donuts — Sunset Avenue

El Jimadors Authentic Mexican Restaurant

El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

Gardner's Barbecue — Fairview Road

Gardner's Barbecue — Wesleyan Boulevard

Gardner's Barbecue — Westridge Village Shopping Center

Goat Island Bottle Shop

Hardee's — Old Carriage Road & Sunset Avenue.

Hardee's — Raleigh Road and Grand Avenue

Hardee's — Raleigh Road and Westwood Drive

Hardee's — 1831 N. Wesleyan Blvd.

Hardee's — Sunset Avenue

Hardee's — 600 N. Wesleyan Blvd.

Hardee's — Gold Rock

Hardee's — Sharpsburg

Highway Diner

Hing TA Restaurant

Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi

Koi Pond Brewing Company

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Company

Lou Reda's An American Table

Mario's Pizza & Grill — Old Carriage Road

Mario's Pizza & Restaurant — Westridge Shopping Center

Mayflower Seafood Restaurant

Mow & D’s Restarant

Pitstop Shoppe

Pizza Inn — Fairview Road

Pizza Inn — Hunter Hill Road

Platinum Restaurant — Tiffany Square

Prime Smokehouse: Barbeque and Beyond

Remedy This Naturally

Ruffino's Pizza & Subs — Golden East Crossing

San Jose Taco's & Tequila

Six Smokin Bones

Subway — Sutters Creek

Subway — Westridge Village Shopping Center

Tap @ 1918

Taqueria San Jose

TBC West

Texas Steakhouse & Saloon — Gateway Boulevard

The Honey Baked Ham Company and Cafe

The Main Course at Belmont

Tokyo Express

Westridge Grill





Doug Saul's Bar-B-Que & Seafood


Nashville Exchange